Former Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder Arrested For Gun Crime
Former heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was arrested Tuesday for possessing a gun after a routine traffic stop in Los Angeles.
Wilder made a stop in Hollywood around 1 a.m., according to TMZ.
At 3 p.m., after police said they found the windows of his Rolls-Royce illegally tinted obscuring his license plate.
A police officer said he had police search his car after he smelled burning marijuana while parked.
During the search, police found marijuana and a handgun. Wilder was arrested and booked on a charge of possession of a concealed weapon.
The 37-year-old appeared to address the incident with a tweet on Tuesday afternoon.
He wrote, “I’d rather be safe than sorry. The End.”